Attack on Seattle Uber driver investigated as possible hate crime

Several people have been charged with hate crimes after assaults on Seattle for-hire drivers in the past few years.
Dec 15, 2015

U.S. Marine found guilty in death of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude

Joseph Scott Pemberton had been charged with the murder of Jennifer Laude, but was convicted of the lesser offense of homicide.
Dec 2, 2015
Milena, age 16, says lowering the adult trial age will just add to unfair application of criminal law in Brazil: “A rich kid can steal and murder but pay bail and be out of jail easy, while a kid from the favela will be stuck in prison.” (Photo by Katherine Jinyi Li)

Failing and jailing our youth, from Seattle to São Paulo

Brazil and the U.S. face surprisingly similar struggles with high incarceration rates and a school-to-prison pipeline facing poor youth.
Nov 23, 2015

FBI investigating reported threat against Seattle-area mosques

A Facebook user allegedly posted that he or she knows the addresses of local mosques and where to "strike back."
Nov 19, 2015

Man expected to get probation in firebomb attack of Oregon mosque

Cody Crawford, who police say had a history of ranting hatred against Muslims, pleaded no contest to firebombing a mosque in Oregon.
Nov 12, 2015
Members of anti-racist group holding a sign at the City Council committee hearing on Wednesday. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Globalist asks the Candidates: What next for the youth justice center?

What can the city do to change the youth justice system? The Seattle Globalist asked the Seattle City Council candidates.
Oct 17, 2015

Activism unjustly criminalized in Nestora Salgado case

The activism of Nestora Salgado has been criminalized, like in many cases in Mexico, her attorneys write.
Sep 1, 2015

Crackdown on hookah lounges in wake of Donnie Chin shooting

International District residents say the hookah lounges have made the neighborhood feel unsafe and have rallied against them in recent weeks.
Aug 3, 2015

‘Good Samaritan’ sought in Donnie Chin shooting

Seattle Police are seeking a "well-intentioned" man who picked up bullet casings at the crime scene where International District community leader Donnie Chin was shot and killed on Thursday.
Jul 28, 2015

Donnie Chin remembered at Sunday night vigil

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday night to honor the commitment and colorful life of International District leader Donnie Chin.
Jul 27, 2015

International District community leader shot and killed Thursday

Donnie Chin, director of the International District Emergency Center, was fatally shot early Thursday morning in the International District, reports say. Chin had patrolled and monitored the International District for decades, saying that ambulance services were slow to respond to 9-1-1 calls, according to a story in the Seattle Times. He started his patrol decades ago […]
Jul 23, 2015
Taxi hate crime

Six-month sentence in Seattle hate crime attack on immigrant cab driver

Jesse Fleming was sentenced to six months in jail on Thursday in connection with a Seattle hate crime against a Somali American cab driver last December.
Jul 2, 2015
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The friendly faces of Rainier Avenue

I set out with my camera down Rainier Ave to see if I could capture what it's like to live in a "bad neighborhood."
Jun 22, 2015

Anger, sadness in Seattle after Charleston shooting

Seattle reacted to the news that a white man started shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, SC, killing nine.
Jun 18, 2015
Taxi hate crime

Man pleads not guilty in alleged Seattle hate crime

A man accused of beating a Somali American taxi driver while calling him a “terrorist” pleaded not guilty Monday to hate crime and assault charges. Jesse Alexander Fleming, a U.S. Navy sailor based in Everett, is charged with second degree assault and malicious harassment, a charge that alleges that the Dec. 7 attack was motivated […]
Dec 31, 2014
Taxi hate crime

Somali American cabbie beaten in alleged Seattle hate crime

A 26-year-old man is accused of a hate crime after allegedly beating a Somali American cab driver while calling him a “terrorist” and asking him if he was a member of ISIS. Two other passengers who rode with him allegedly participated in the early Sunday morning assault, according to police. Jesse Alexander Fleming, 26, was charged […]
Dec 10, 2014

East African community reps respond to Capitol Hill robbery accusations

An open letter from representatives of the Somali and East African communities about crime and discrimination on Capitol Hill.
Sep 22, 2014
Demonstrators at Westlake Park last weekend protest a rash of police killing civilians. (Photo by Sara McCaslin)

How our police became soldiers (and how we can change them back)

The standoff in Ferguson has Seattleites wondering what kind of paramilitary equipment our local police are packing.
Aug 20, 2014
Media portrayals of the hood got you shook? (Still from Boyz n the Hood)

Who’s afraid of Rainier Beach?

What makes it the hood? Crime? Poverty? Or just fewer white folks?
Jul 3, 2014
Was your bar tab closer to $400 or $40? (photo via Flickr user epsos)

I got scammed abroad so you don’t have to

Five tourist scams to remember next time you travel
Jun 30, 2014